If you’re a US citizen and traveling abroad, you may be wondering where Visa free countries are. As of this writing, the following countries are all Visa free for US citizens: Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Japan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Mexico Monaco Netherlands New Zealand Norway Oman Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Saudi Arabia Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Vietnam
Countries that Visa Free for US Citizens
Visa-free travel is possible for US citizens in the following countries:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica (including the Turks and Caicos Islands), Mexico City*, Panama City*, Peru*, Saint Kitts and Nevis*, Saint Lucia*, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*, Samoa* , San Marino*, Seychelles*, United States Virgin Islands
*Mexico City is only for tourists who stay within the city limits. For all other purposes of admission into Mexico City with a US passport – including tourist visas – you must use a Mexican ID card.
Some of these countries have stricter requirements than others as to what constitutes proof of citizenship. For example:
Canada requires only a driver’s license or passport to prove citizenship.
Chile requires either your national identification card or your passport to enter the country.
The Dominican Republic allows US citizens to enter on tourist visas if they present a valid passport or identity card from their home country.
Haiti does not require proof of citizenship but does require that visitors have booked airfare to Haiti at least 72 hours in advance and have proof of funds sufficient for their trip.
Jamaica (including the Turks and Caicos Islands) allows visa-free travel for US
Countries That Require A Visa For US Citizens
If you’re a US citizen, traveling to many countries (including some visa-free countries) is easy – as long as you have your valid US passport. Note that not all countries are included in this list, so please consult the embassy or consulate of the country you wish to visit for the most up-to-date information on whether a visa is required.
Here are the 10 visa-free countries for US citizens:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam Chile, Colombia Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominica Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Honduras Hungary Iceland India Ireland Italy Japan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Mexico Monaco Netherlands New Zealand Norway Peru Poland Portugal Russian Federation Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay Venezuela
US Passport Requirements
If you are a US citizen, you can travel to most countries without a visa. However, there are a few exceptions, as follows:
-You must have a valid US passport for travel to Cuba
-You must have a valid US passport for travel to Iran and North Korea
-Some other countries have specific visa requirements that are not mentioned here. Check with your local embassy or consulate for more information.
Which Countries Are Visa Free For US Citizens?
There are many countries around the world where US citizens can travel visa free, making traveling to some destinations much more affordable and convenient. Here is a list of the 10 most populous countries that allow US passport holders visa-free entry:
5. El Salvador
6. Costa Rica
9. Nicaragua 10. Panama
How To Check If A Country Is Visa Free For US Citizens?
If you are a US citizen, you can travel to many countries without a visa. Here is a list of the 30 countries that are visa free for US citizens as of March 2017:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bermuda Bonaire St Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Curacao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, North Korea, South Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland
If you’re looking to travel outside of the U.S., but don’t have a passport from one of the visa-free countries, you may be out of luck. However, there are a few places that will allow travelers with passports from some visa-free countries to enter without having to present their passports. Make sure you do your research and weigh all of your options before travelling – sometimes it’s worth travelling WITHOUT a passport in order to experience a new place!